“In a horror film, lighting is 70% of the effectiveness. It’s essential in creation the atmosphere.” ~ Mario Bava
Shame on me. After a BA degree in Audiovisual Communication, and an almost MA degree in (Theory and Research in) Communication, after a long list of courses taken on film production, film theory, and media studies, I finally got to meet the cinema of Mario Bava. I’ve only watched three of his films but I am loving his auteurship.
I remember reading about him in the Rue Morgue Magazine but back then I didn’t have Netflix. I was reminded of him when I was reading this article from Taste of Cinema that mentions one of his films, Black Sunday (1960). And then it clicked: I had that movie in my Netflix queue for a very long time!
After searching if any of the other movies mentioned in the article was available on Netflix (I really want to watch Viy ), it was time for Black Sunday (1960). And then I was enthralled. Continue reading